KFB roadside mktDAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (5/8/18) — Cecil Farms Produce, Reid’s Orchard and The Market @ Hill View Farms Meats are three of the 88 markets across the Commonwealth accepted into the 2018 Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market Program.
 
In joining the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Program, Cecil Farms Produce, Reid’s Orchard, and The Market @ Hill View Farms Meats have committed to offering quality products and service to customers. Acceptance by Farm Bureau tells customers that these markets meet the highest standards of quality, freshness, and marketing appeal.
 
Cecil Farms Produce is located at 8753 Mulligan Road off Kentucky 56 coming from Owensboro. Open from now through October, this new agritourism location provides quality flowering plants for spring, bright fruit and vegetables in the summer, and a beautiful pumpkin patch in the fall. Cecil Farms Produce also offers doorstep delivery and co-op options, learn more about this at their website at www.cecilfarmspd.com.  Plus, visit www.whitechateau.com/ for more information about their new wedding venue.

Student agriculture tours and business agriculture tours are welcomed and available by appointment.  Plus, they are now taking application for their new Academy at Cecil Farms for the 2018-2019 class.  For more information, Call (270) 929-1445 or “like” their Facebook pages, Cecil Farms Produce and White Chateau Kentucky. 
 
Reid’s Orchard is open year-round at 4818 Kentucky 144 in Owensboro. The 145-year-old family farm kicks off spring with Proven Winners in pots and hanging baskets from Katie’s greenhouse. Fresh-picked and U-pick strawberries are available in late May, and Summer at the orchard brings fresh peaches, apples, and a wide array of vegetables. Come out to the orchard in the fall for Katie’s mums and U-pick pumpkins. The kids will enjoy Reidland’s play area and petting zoo. The third weekend in October is Reid’s Apple Festival with carnival rides, handcrafted items, a large selection of food booths, and all types of family activities. The market boasts a wide array of jellies, relishes, butters, honey, pies, apple cider, and fudge. For more information on Reid’s Orchard visit their website at www.reidorchard.com or call them at (270) 685-2444. You may also “Like” Reid’s Orchard on Facebook.
 
The Market @ Hill View Farms Meats operated by the Gilles Family, is located on 5024 Lee Rudy Road, off Worthington Road, taking U.S. 60 from Owensboro. Open year-round, this market is a provider of locally raised beef, pork and chicken meat products. The Market @ Hill View Farms Meats, LLC also sells Kentucky made products which range from fresh milk and cheese to BBQ sauces and rubs.  For more information you may contact them at (270) 929-0558, or look them up at www.hillviewfarmsmeats.com. You may also “like” them on Facebook at Hill View Farm Meats, LLC.
 
“The coming growing season means so much to our many farm families across the state especially for those who operate a Kentucky Farm Bureau Certified Roadside Farm Market,” said KFB President Mark Haney. “Our family farm is a member and I can tell you, first-hand, the value this program brings to our producers, as well as the customers they serve. The Roadside Farm Market Program has proven, for more than 20 years, to be a vital link in the ever-growing demand for good, wholesome local foods.”
 
Markets certified through this program are identified by the cornucopia logo and listed in the KFB Certified Roadside Farm Market Directory. The program also provides collective advertising, promotional items, education tour opportunities, and other marketing benefits with the intent to increase the net farm income of member markets.

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